Grammy award-winning recording artist John Mayer returns to Morgantown for his second performance in just two years-this time taking center stage at the WVU Coliseum (his first performance was in the Mountainlair Ballrooms in 2002).
Showtime for the Thursday, Mar.11 concert is 7:30 p.m. and will feature special guests Guster. Tickets go on sale Saturday, Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. at the Mountainlair Box Office, ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets (including the Giant Eagle at the Mountaineer Mall) and the Ticketmaster phone center at 292-0220. Ticket sales at the Mountainlair Box Office will be done by Random Number Distribution. Random Number Distribution will begin at 9 a.m. at the rear plaza entrance of the Mountainlair.
Mayer landed the 2002 Grammy award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance forYour Body is a Wonderland,from his 2001 debut album Room for Squares, and received a Grammy nomination as Best New Artist of 2001. The album also delivered the hit singlesWhy GeorgiaandNo Such Thing.Rolling Stone called Mayers major-label debuta travelogue discovery of love, identity, and purpose.Produced by John Alagia, (Dave Matthews Band, Ben Folds Five, Jason Mraz) Room for Squares has sold more than 3 million copies and has reached triple-platinum status.
Heavier Things is John Mayers follow-up album to Room for Squares, and has delivered the recent hit singleBigger Than My Body.The album was released in September 2003 and debuted at No.1 on both the Billboard 200 and Top Internet Albums charts.
Boston-based trio Guster will open for Mayer. The pop-rock band is currently touring to promote their fourth and latest album, Keep It Together. Gusters sound is similar to Toad the Wet Sprocket, matchbox twenty and the Goo Goo Dolls.
Tickets for the March 11 show range from $29 to $43, depending on seat location. WVU students with valid ID receive a $2 discount on all price levels. The discount is only available at the Mountainlair Box Office.
This event is produced by WVU Arts&Entertainment. For more information, call 304-293-SHOW or visit Arts&Entertainment online athttp://www.events.wvu.edu